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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Alternatives for Happy

Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.

Today's word is: - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more

Because the month of May was not so happy, I decided to jump ahead in my list of over used words to this one. It's all about reprogramming the brain. Discovering all the wonderful synonyms was refreshing and a much needed soothing balm. I hope you enjoy reading through it. If it doesn't lift your spirits, something may be wrong with you.

Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.

activated, active, advantageous, airy, alert, animated, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, ardent, at ease, auspicious

beaming, beatific, becoming, befitting, behooving, beseeming, blessed, blest, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bouncy, buoyant, breezy, bright, bright and breezy, brisk, bullish

can’t complain, captivated, carefree, cheerful, cheery, chipper, chirpy, chuffed (British) cock-a-hoop, conforming, content, contented, convenient, convivial, correct, crazy

debonair, decent, decorous, delighted, devil-may-care, dotty, dynamic

easy going, ebullient, ecstatic, effervescent, elastic, elated, elysian, energetic, energized, enraptured, enthusiastic, entranced, enviable, euphoric, excited, exhilarated, expansive, exuberant, exultant

fanciful, favorable, felicitous, fervent, fervid, festive, feverish, fit, fitting, flippant, floating on air, fluky, flying high, fortuitous, fortunate, frolicsome, full of pep, full of zip, fun

gay, genial, germane, glad, gladsome, gleeful, glowing, golden, graceful, gratified

halcyon, happy-go-lucky, healthy, heaven-sent, heedless, high-spirited, hopeful

impassioned, in good spirits, intoxicated, invigorated

jaunty, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, jubilant, just

keen, knee-deep, kosher

laid back, laughing, light, lighthearted, lively, looking good, lucky

meet, merry, mirthful

nice, nonchalant, nuts

of good cheer, on cloud nine, on the button, on the nose, on top of the world, opportune, optimistic, overjoyed, over the moon

paradisial, passionate, peaceful, peppy, perky, pertinent, playful, pleasant, pleased, pleased as punch, positive, pretty, promising, proper, propitious, prosperous


rapt, rapturous, rejoicing, relaxed, relieved, relevant, resilient, rhapsodic, rhapsodical, riant, right, right on, rosy

sanguine, satisfied, satisfactory, seasonable, seemly, silly, smiling, snappy, sparkling, spirited, sprightly, suitable, sunny, successful, supple

thankful, thrilled, tickled, tickled pink, timely

unconcerned, untroubled, up, upbeat

vibrant, vigorous, vital, vitalized, vivacious, vivid

walking on air, walking on sunshine, well-timed, what the doctor ordered, whimsical

zeaous, zestful, zingy, zippy


If ever there was a song that was effervescent, up beat, playful, jubilant, bright and breezy, it's got to be this one. It makes me want to get up and dance for joy. It makes me smile and feel good.

Got a favorite synonym for happy? A favorite happy song?


  1. That is one happy list! I bet you feel a little better after making it.
    Jamming to any Rush song always makes me happy.

  2. Ecstatic has always been one of my favorites. :)

  3. So happy to come across this list!

    Nas :)

  4. I love this! What a great resource. And I hope you felt all these synonyms for happy today!

  5. So sorry about May treating you badly in the health area, Bish. And really sorry about your losing Ursa. She looks like a perfect friend in her lovely picture.

    I had some darned rotten May days, too. Really hoping for June to shed some sunlight into both our lives.

    Congratulations on finishing that book! And I've left a small award for you over at my blog. Here's to a joyous month ahead.

  6. Good for you for focusing on happiness after you've had such a tough time. Darkness before the dawn, I say. Cheers to a happy June.

  7. This is a great list! Its always good to focus on happiness.

  8. Don't you love how rich the English language is with synonyms and shades of meaning?

  9. Wow! These are happiest words ever! I was happy before I read your posted. Now I'm ELATED! :)


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